Post Tagged with: "Fisk University"

The Fisk Jubilee Singers performs at the university's 150th gala in April 2016.
Credit: Raymond Wade/Fisk University.
Funding / Tennessee

Fisk University Embraces 150 Years Of History — But Wants To Move Past Financial Troubles

It was founded 150 years ago, just after the Civil War, to educate freed slaves. It graduated prominent black leaders of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights.

The Carl Van Vechten gallery is home to the Stieglitz collection half the time; the other half, it's housed in Arkansas. Credit: TONY GONZALEZ / WPLN
Funding / Higher Education / Tennessee

Facing Financial Collapse, Fisk University Quietly Sold Off Two Major Paintings In 2010

While Fisk University was fighting a drawn-out legal battle over the fate of a high-profile art collection, it quietly sold two other paintings in the school’s archives. That twist in the story was first reported Tuesday

Clandestine Black Schools | NPT Reports

Clandestine Black Schools | NPT Reports

Clandestine schools owned and operated by Blacks in the South for Blacks were not only risky, they were ahead of the curve and paved the way for modern day public education for all citizens. Nashville Public Television files this overview.